Envirotec responds to the Ducati challenge
Envirotec has designed and made a bespoke heat-pump air-handling unit to provide heating and cooling for Ducati motor-cycle specialist Moto Rapido in Winchester as a full turnkey package. Moto Rapido is a fully authorised Ducati Dealer and Ducati Performance specialist. Its workshop and showroom previously had no heating and relied on plug-in electric heaters during the colder months.
Moto Rapido’s owner Steve Moore explains, ‘We were looking for a solution that would improve comfort conditions and reduce our environmental impact. We also wanted the project to be painless, with minimum input from us and minimum disruption.’
Envirotec proposed a custom heat-pump AHU at the centre of the building with warm and cold air ducted throughout the space. The design was developed with consulting engineers BSD and installed and commissioned by Envirotec. The AHU incorporates a Toshiba heat pump and serves four supply ducts. There are two ducts at low level to serve the main showroom and two at high level to serve the mezzanine floor. The unit’s air intakes resemble an exhaust on a Ducati bike.
The COP in heating mode is around three, and the building is now properly heated in the Winter and has comfort cooling in the Summer.